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  •  Google "Nakba". (3+ / 0-)
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    Fishtroller01, poco, Ray Blake

    Then read all about it.  Your answer lies there.

    Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

    by Celtic Merlin on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 10:35:47 AM PDT

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    •  You beat me to it! (1+ / 0-)
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    •  "Nabka" or"catastrophe" is the name Arabs (2+ / 0-)
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      Hey338Too, JNEREBEL

      gave to the Partition Plan after they lost 4 consecutive wars trying to dislodge Jews from their newborn state.
      It is a term, not a counter-argument. Try again.


    •  It's always interesting that the "Nakba"... (2+ / 0-)
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      Nospinicus, JNEREBEL

      ... is repeatedly mentioned as some sort of unique event.  As if similar events weren't happening across the Middle East against Jews towards the end of WWII and during the formation of the State of Israel.  Nakba-ists always give a pass to countries which forced Jewish citizens from the land, allowing the Jews a suitcase and a few dollars - while nationalizing the property they once held.  Never do the people who scream about right of return and compensation ever claim that the Jewish people who underwent similar fates should be part of any equation to solve the problem.  Over 1 millions Jews in the Middle East and North Africa were victims of the ethnic cleansing, they had only one country willing to accept them.  So let's hear about a solution which solves BOTH issues.  If you want to talk about some number of Palestinians and their decedents, then include those million Jews and their decedents in the equation as well.  Financial restitution and all.  Any talk of "delegitimizing" Israel needs to include the consideration of the relegitimizing of Jews to live in peace in the countries from which they were expelled and impoverished.

      I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

      by Hey338Too on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 01:24:01 PM PDT

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      •  I believe the diarist limited the discussion (2+ / 0-)
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        Mokurai, Celtic Merlin

        to the question of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. If Israel is demanding restitution for Israelis expelled from other countries during the formation of Israel, that might be a good topic for another diary.

        I never liked you and I always will.

        by Ray Blake on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 02:29:25 PM PDT

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